Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman May 7, 2015 Page A6 Opinion The race begins Dorow-Kapenga rematch set for June And they’re off. On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker set the date for the special election for the 33rd Senate District being vacated by Paul Farrow. The primary election day will be June 23 and the general election will be […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Okay, more predictions. House of Representatives Quick! Name Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s opponent! That’s what I thought. Sensenbrenner won’t even have to spend the spare change in his pocket to win re-election this year. Congressman Tom Petri will still be able to build more bicycle paths (if congress lets him). Congressman Reid Ribble’s opponent Jamie Wall […]

We interrupt this summer with breaking news that politics is breaking out in Waukesha. State Rep. Chris Kapenga announced yesterday that he is going to take on State Rep Paul Farrow (son of Margaret) to fill the upcoming state senate vacancy caused by State Senator Rich Zipperer leaving to join Governor Scott Walker’s administration. Kapenga’s […]

A reliable source tells me that State Senator Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee) will announce today at noon that he is resigning effective August 5th to take a position with Governor Scott Walker’s administration. State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha), who had previously considered running for that state senate seat when Ted Kanavas chose not to seek re-election, […]

The MacIver Institute is reporting that proposed mining approval process reform legislation may be coming back to life like Buck Rodgers. The Capitol is abuzz today with rumors that the feared-dead mining permit modernization bill may still have a pulse. The Senate Judiciary committee suddenly scheduled AB426 as a topic for a public hearing on […]

I never know which of the things I write will generate the most interesting buzz. So far, this piece I wrote for the MacIver Institute on a proposed constitutional amendment to make it easier for local government units to merge is getting the year off to a good start. One proposal that has been languishing […]

I’ll post some photos later, but congratulations to Waukesha’s Cub Scout Pack 9 from the Hadfield School. Once again the Christmas Parade float finished second in the Community Groups category. (We won first too many years in a row and got bumped up to competing with adults.) The float this year was “Santa’s Pinewood Derby […]

Indulge your sweet tooth and your political passions tomorrow in Waukesha.  I received an e-mail from Allô! Chocolat tonight promoting a special visit tomorrow to downtown Waukesha. Hello lovers of all things chocolate! US Senate candidate Ron Johnson, along with State Senate candidate Rich Zipperer and State Representative Bill Kramer will be stopping in our store this Monday at 3:00 […]

State Representative Rich Zipperer was knocking on doors in my neighborhood as part of his campaign for State Senate. Sorry I missed him. I could have used his help moving a couch. Zipperer also hit the Spring City Chronicle. I know nothing about Zipperer’s primary opponent at this point, but Zipperer’s head start, money advantage, […]